There are some that would say gold prospectors plunder the environment. Well my wife and I just recently spent 6 days dry camping with 50 plus fellow RVers prospecting for gold. I am happy to report that they are conservationists while in the field. Estimates vary, but the US government calculates that each person in the country uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. With the average RV having a capacity 40-50 gallons of water, and in this case two people per RV, that works out to 3 to 4 gallons per person per day. That is a savings of four to five hundred gallons per person over 6 days. I should also note that some soap was saved by some of the prospectors too, but that is just part of the adventure!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.